Fellows & Special Appointments

 

 

The School of Media and Public Affairs draws fellows, visiting scholars and research faculty from leading professional organizations and academic institutions around the world.

 

Current Appointments

 

Babak Bahador
Director of the Media and Peacebuilding Project, Associate Research Professor


Jeffrey Blount
Journalist in Residence, Shapiro Fellow


Emma Briant
Researcher


Dante Chinni
Director of the American Communities Project, Research Professor


David Ensor
Director of the Project for Media and National Security


Olivier Knox
Terker Distinguished Fellow


Robert Ogburn
Visiting Scholar


Karl Stoltz
Visiting State Department Public Diplomacy Fellow


Shawn Turner
Terker Distinguished Fellow


Fellowship and Research Opportunities

Terker Distinguished Fellows

SMPA's Terker Fellows program brings exceptional practitioners in media, political communication and public affairs to the school for a year-long program including class discussions, public events and career advising with students.

Past fellows include Rep. Brendan Boyle, White House correspondent April Ryan, political broadcast journalist Ed Henry, former Sen. Bob Bennett, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley and the first official videographer of the White House, Arun Chaudhary. The program is funded by the generosity of the parents of an SMPA alumna.

Shapiro Fellows

Our Shapiro Fellows program allows unique professionals the opportunity to teach one SMPA class for a semester and participate in school activities. Past fellows include The New York Times writer Thomas Edsall, former Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine and former longtime White House Correspondent Helen Thomas.

Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for a professional fellowship, contact Professor Silvio Waisbord at [email protected]. If you are interested in supporting these programs, please contact [email protected].